A father knocked out a ‘home intruder’ who appeared to be trying to break into his home before live streaming the take down on Facebook.
Jonathen Abrams, from Pontiac, Michigan, told how he caught an intruder outside his front door after his teenage daughter called and said someone had broken in.
He rushed back and spotted a figure outside his house on South Tilden Street.
Abrams said he saw the man trying to force his way through the door of his Waterford Township house.
‘He had one arm like this, and he was doing this and was trying to get in,’ Abrams told Local 4, motioning how the man was trying to force open the door.
Abrams, a trained boxer and personal trainer, said his instincts kicked in.
He ‘instantly punched’ the man ‘out cold’ before pulling out his cellphone and streaming the intruder’s limp body.
In the video, which has been viewed more than 14,000 times, Abrams is heard saying ‘if anything happened, everyone would clearly see’ it was not his fault.
After police arrive he calls out to them not to shoot him while his daughter is heard saying the man had tried to enter the property.
‘My heart’s racing because I don’t know if he has a knife,’ Abrams says in the footage.
Jacob Cruz, 32 (pictured), was arraigned Wednesday on a breaking and entering charge
Jonathen Abrams (pictured outside his home) said he thinks Cruz had more sinister intentions and wanted to ‘snatch a kid’
‘I don’t know if he has a gun. I don’t know what he has, but I’m going to protect my family.’
Court records show 32-year-old Jacob Cruz was arraigned Wednesday on a breaking and entering charge.
However, Abrams believes Cruz had more sinister intentions.
‘You were here to snatch a kid,’ Abrams said. ‘You weren’t here for anything else.’
Cruz was not represented by an attorney.